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Title: Bluetooth speaker not found (SOLVED)
Post by: mefibo on June 27, 2019, 08:55:53 am
Installed Peppermint 9 due to RAM issues with 10.
Works like a charm, except  bluetooth. My JB Flip2 is not found by the bluetooth manager. Some info:

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mefibo@mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 Kernel: 4.15.0-52-generic x86_64
           bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Stream Notebook PC 11 v: Type1 - ProductConfigId serial: N/A
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 8023 v: 54.12 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Insyde v: F.0A date: 07/22/2016
Battery    BAT0: charge: 27.4 Wh 80.6% condition: 33.9/33.9 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron N2840 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2582 MHz 1: 1187 MHz 2: 1177 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.07hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail version: 4.2 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio:     Card Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-52-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8723be
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 31.1GB (23.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 31.3GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sda model: SD/MMC/MS_PRO size: 31.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 6.7G (25%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 172 Uptime: 14 min Memory: 751.9/1884.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
mefibo@mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 ~ $


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mefibo@mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction Register (rev 0e)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display (rev 0e)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx, Celeron N2000 Series USB xHCI (rev 0e)
00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine (rev 0e)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller (rev 0e)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 0e)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Power Control Unit (rev 0e)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series SMBus Controller (rev 0e)
01:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
mefibo@mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 ~ $


Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: pin on June 27, 2019, 01:00:29 pm
Hmm...
What's the output of
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bluetoothctl list?
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on June 27, 2019, 01:09:44 pm
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mefibo@mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 ~ $ bluetoothctl list
[NEW] Controller 2C:33:7A:7F:11:8C mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 [default]
Agent registered
[bluetooth]#
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 27, 2019, 01:53:58 pm
Have you made the JBL Flip2 discoverable ?
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: pin on June 27, 2019, 02:47:52 pm
https://fccid.io/APIFLIP2/User-Manual/JBL-Flip-2-manual-re0-1-2024869
Is this the device you have?
Like PCNetSpec suggested... make it dicoverable, then pair it and report back  ;)
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on June 27, 2019, 04:28:11 pm
I do not understand; in the Bluetooth manager menu I can only make my notebook visible, not the speaker? In Preferences I have to choose between DHCP Client or Network NMPAN Support because they are conflicting, Both do not work. And yes, that is my device.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: alynur on June 27, 2019, 04:28:28 pm
Hi mefibo, you may have to use a bluetooth dongle to get bluetooth to work. My Samsung laptop wouldn't connect with bluetooth either but works well with a dongle.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: murraymint on June 27, 2019, 04:55:16 pm
Did you press the bluetooth button on the speaker for 3 seconds?
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on June 27, 2019, 05:53:18 pm
To alynur:, i know. Had the same problem; and solution, with wifi. I would like to get the firmware on my notebook to work though.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on June 27, 2019, 05:57:11 pm
Yes, for 3 seconds
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 27, 2019, 06:35:07 pm
According to this
https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/279124/name+not+showing+in+the+Bluetooth+connection.

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Press the Start button on the JBL Flip, it will make a warning beep and turn on. The start button will glow blue.

Press the '+' and '-' buttons together, and press the 'Bluetooth' button on the JBL Flip, and keep pressed until the Bluetooth button starts blinking blue. Now the JBL Flip is in pairing mode and can be discovered by the new device.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: pin on June 27, 2019, 09:35:05 pm
I do not understand; in the Bluetooth manager menu I can only make my notebook visible, not the speaker? In Preferences I have to choose between DHCP Client or Network NMPAN Support because they are conflicting, Both do not work. And yes, that is my device.

As mentioned, you have to discover your device and pair it first. Only then they will be aware of each other.
A common problem with combined wifi/bluetooth cards is that you have to choose what function to use.

Currently, I do not have a bluetooth card on any of my machines. So, can't help any further.  :(
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on June 28, 2019, 04:20:58 am
It did not work. The device is still not found.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 28, 2019, 04:23:06 am
Just as a test, is ANY bluetooth device discovered ?

I mean, does Peppermint discover your phone if you turn on bluetooth on the phone (and make it discoverable) ?
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on June 28, 2019, 07:28:26 am
My phone is detected by Peppermint. I have tried to connect another bluetooth speaker with no luck.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 28, 2019, 11:18:24 am
The problem must be about putting the devices in pairing mode then .. bluetooth is obviously working.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on June 29, 2019, 04:32:05 am
So it seems to be a compatibility issue, I can live with that.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 29, 2019, 07:29:12 am
I doubt if it's a compatibility issue, it's just that you need to figure out how to put the device into pairing mode .. then whilst it's in pairing mode (it'll probably only stay in pairing mode for 2 mins) search for it from within Peppermint.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on June 29, 2019, 11:06:20 am
I have really tried every combination of the keys on my JBL Flip 2, with no luck. But more important; both speakers connect without any problem with my phone, my windows laptop and even on my HP Stream with Peppermint 10 installed! Is there a way to just update the bluetooth manager because of my RAM problems with 10 as posted in ¨RAM fills up¨?
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 29, 2019, 03:58:20 pm
It might be a kernel issue, because other than having a later kernel all the bluetooth stuff is the same between PM9 and PM10 .. but if we update your kernel, the memory problem might return.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on June 29, 2019, 04:16:55 pm
Please, I want to try... I am not afraid of a (re-) install. Have installed Peppermint 9 and 10, Lubuntu, Fedora, Manjaro, Mint etc.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 29, 2019, 05:33:51 pm
Run:
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-18.04  when that command finishes .. REBOOT.

Then post the output from:
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uname -aand hopefully it'll say you're on the 4.18 kernel.

Now if bluetooth works, but the memory issue returns .. maybe we can try moving you to the hwe-edge track (and hence the 5.0 series kernel) and see if that helps.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on June 29, 2019, 07:22:30 pm
Now I am at the 4.18 kernel, but indeed the RAM eating has reoccurred, though Bluetooth works. Sound coming out my JBL Flip 2. I am awaiting your further instructions.

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mefibo@mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 ~ $ uname -a
Linux mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 4.18.0-25-generic #26~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 27 07:28:31 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
mefibo@mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 ~ $


Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 30, 2019, 07:42:47 pm
Okay let's see what happens if we move you to the 5.0 kernel via the 18.04-hwe-edge track.

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04-edgewhen that command finishes REBOOT   <-- IMPORTANT

Once rebooted, post the output from
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uname -aand test if your memory is still climbing ?
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on July 01, 2019, 04:04:53 am
Here is a very, very happy user:

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mefibo@mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 ~ $ uname -a
Linux mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 5.0.0-20-generic #21~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 27 04:04:37 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
mefibo@mefibo-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 ~ $

The speaker works fine and RAM usage is stable!

Thank you very much for your persistent help. Now I can stay with the -by far - best linux distro I came across.
Should I refer to this topic in my topic (already marked as SOLVED cause I changed from 10 to 9) RAM fills up? After your answer, I will also mark this one as SOLVED.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 01, 2019, 04:44:41 am
Great news and you're most welcome :)

You now have to decide whether to reinstall PM10 then move to the hwe-18.04-edge track with just
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04-edgeor to do a manual upgrade of PM9 --> PM10 following these instructions
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8442.msg86655.html#msg86655

or just to stay as is :)

BTW, I added this info to your other topic for you:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8578.msg88212.html#msg88212
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found
Post by: mefibo on July 01, 2019, 05:25:39 am
Thanks.
I see no reason to reinstall 10 right now, so I am going to stay with 9.
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found (SOLVED)
Post by: alynur on July 02, 2019, 05:56:35 pm
Following PCNetSpec's instructions, I no longer have to use the bluetooth dongle for bluetooth any longer in my Samsung laptop.  :)
Title: Re: Bluetooth speaker not found (SOLVED)
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 03, 2019, 05:42:22 am
Nice :)

As it's on the rolling HWE, the 5 series kernel will be coming to Peppermint 10 for everyone in a couple of months.